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Letter From The President: Vision 2005-2008

Wed, 12 Jan 2005 Source: J. A. Fukuor/Daily Dispatch

Countrymen and women, as I write this letter I have just been sworn in for a second term in office. It?s the most glorious day in my life ? a day will never forget even if, God forbid, I spend eternity in hell.

Countrymen and women, as I write this letter I have just been sworn in for a second term in office. It?s the most glorious day in my life ? a day will never forget even if, God forbid, I spend eternity in hell.
Now is the time for me to be a real president ? a no-nonsense man who doesn?t care about his approval ratings. You know, for every president, the first term is a period of indecision ? you always want public approval. Every policy-decision is taken with the next elections in mind. No president wants to court public disapproval in his first term, lest he loses the re-election bid. But the second term is different. Courting public disapproval becomes a hobby for the president. The excellent one becomes a gambler and he, sometimes, takes decisions ? unpopular ones, of course ? just to ?test the waters?. So in my second term that?s what I wish I could do. That?s what I call Vision 2004-2008. I just wish I could just do the rights things.

Columnist: J. A. Fukuor/Daily Dispatch